Thursday, April 18, 2019
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    Crime has no ethnic face

Crime has no ethnic face

Jelani Aliyu is an engineer and automobile designer. He is celebrated for the design of Chevrolet Volt, an auto brand of General Motors. And he is from Sokoto state. He is one of the Nigerians painting the US automobile design industry “green-white-green”. Seyi Oyesola is a Nigerian from the southwest. He is celebrated for the co-invention of the CompactOR, better known [...]

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    Who will save our children from us?

Who will save our children from us?

On the morning of Wednesday, 13 March 2019, pain and burning ire spread around the country with the news of the collapse of a three-storey building at No. 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji area of Lagos Island. That unfortunate incident is now known as the Ita Faaji Building collapse.The building housed Ohen Nursery and Primary School, with roughly 120 young [...]

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    The road to industrialisation

The road to industrialisation

In the recent past, I’ve joined the chorus lamenting the state of the nation’s economy and calling for reforms. Now, the task of rescuing the economy has become an emergency! All indicators point to a failed economy (and subsequently a failed nation) within the next two years. But let me sound optimistic for once.  An imminent devaluation of the naira will [...]

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    inCREDIBLE ELECTIONS

inCREDIBLE ELECTIONS

Democracy is an incredible gift. It is a political system that requires a popular vote to take place in order to elect the leader of a country and other officials. If practiced properly, this incredible gift can promote change, foster equality, protect people’s interest, amongst so many other benefits for the citizens. It can be incredible. However, if this incredible gift is [...]

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    Nigeria is like Afghanistan, a country haunted by the blood of innocents, it can’t make progress

Nigeria is like Afghanistan, a country haunted by the blood of innocents, it can’t make progress

The life of a cat in Europe is much more valuable and protected than the life of a Nigerian living in Nigeria.  In fact, there is a European convention for the protection of pet animals. Article 3 of this convention states: “Nobody shall cause a pet animal unnecessary pain, suffering or distress. Nobody shall abandon a pet animal.” Really, there is something [...]

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    The shame of Zamfara’s zig-zag

The shame of Zamfara’s zig-zag

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    Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a miserable country

Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a miserable country

In a Report titled The Misery Index 2018 authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975). The original [...]

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    Four intelligence failures that ruined 2019 elections

Four intelligence failures that ruined 2019 elections

The 2019 elections are almost over, and the ball has been passed to the judiciary. What the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)threw to the courts is a curve-ball. It is a ball that challenges the judiciary’s conventional logic and modus operandi. To do justice to all manner of men and women and in all circumstances the judiciary would need to [...]

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    Unveiling to Buhari, the real sense of belonging Nigerians yearn for

Unveiling to Buhari, the real sense of belonging Nigerians yearn for

In Nigeria, it is one day, one drama. One thing that can never be exhausted in Nigeria is drama of all shades. It was thespian and confusing some hours ago when leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and other religious leaders—went to greet President Buhari on his victory at the last polls. I do have no problems with [...]

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    Why poll violence persists

Why poll violence persists

Most observer reports on the recent Nigerian general election highlighted poor electoral culture by political actors, rather than the very conduct of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the biggest hobble yet on this country’s democracy. While the electoral body may not have been perfect with its processes, there is a consensus that it fared commendably [...]

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